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Joyce Boyd  (Nee Adams)                                                                                                                                            April 10 1945 – September 1 2020


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Joyce Boyd (nee Adams) who passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family September 1st after losing her second courageous battle with cancer. Joyce was born in Rimbey Alberta April 10 1945, to her proud parents Buster and Alberta Adams. The Crowsnest pass became home to Joyce, her mom and dad, and her siblings for many years while she was growing up. Making friends was easy for her, she was always ready with a witty comeback and a sassy sense of humour. A trait that stayed true to her, her whole life.  In her younger years she loved to fish, go camping, enjoy a fire, and go to bingo with friends or family. She was always up for a road trip to anywhere to meet friends for a coffee. She loved to drive (fast).  Joyce was also an avid curler back in the day. She was always raring to go to a bonspiel. Knitting and crocheting were also one of her passions, and she proudly gave her beautiful doilies and blankets to her family and friends as gifts. She was known in her community for her kindness and generosity, she would literally give the shirt off her back if someone was in need, and would prefer nothing more than a thanks, Or buy me a coffee some time . On more than one occasion if she knew someone fell on hard times she would drop a gift card for the local grocery store in their mailbox anonymously.  Joyce was kind and sincere. Joyce had a great talent for gardening; her yard was an amazing display of beautiful beds flourishing with many plants and flowers, a continued hard work in the 50 plus years she lived at her home in Airdrie.  Passersby’s remember the many visits in the front yard as she did her yard work. She loved to sit on her back deck, watching the birds in the birdbath, while she listened to her radio. She was a devoted faithful loving wife, mother, sister, Aunt, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, friend, and confidante. She will be missed dearly by all whose lives she touched. She was definitely a one of a kind woman that had a zest for life, and a take charge get it done hard working attitude. Joyce was predeceased by her mother Alberta, her father Buster, Sister Beverly, brothers Victor and David. She leaves to mourn her husband Ralph, daughters, Lynn (Rob), Corinne (Carmen) and her sister Linda (Mike), grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many many friends. She did not go alone on her journey, she took a big piece of all that knew and loved her. Donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to the Canadian Red Cross Society. A celebration of life luncheon will be held at a later date due to Covid -19. 



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